Thursday, January 25, 2007

My First Seitan Dish

We made 'Mock Butter Chicken' last night, or more appropriately, Earth Balance Seitan. Doesn't have the same ring does it? Anyway, having never had this dish before (that's two recipes in a row now!), i wasn't sure what it would taste like. I even looked up 'real' butter chicken recipes to see what was in them....yup, pretty much right on.
For use, the fragrance of the spices was magnificant. I walked in the house to J making the seitan and already i knew that things were coming along nicely. We had never made anything with seitan before, and we bought a box of instant seitan. He added the recommended flavours and we cooked it for approximately 45 minutes. It wasn't too chewy at all. I rather liked it. We have quite a bit left over so i'll make another dish with it today or tomorrow.
The sauce was fun to make. Like Stagflation, we used plain soy yoghurt - i actually don't know why it calls for sour cream because Indian dishes typically have yoghurt in them anyway. I think the only critique i have is that there was too much peanut butter taste. I would use less, or use ground almonds, like some other recipes call for. J said it would have been nicer to use something to sweeten it, and i bet the almonds would have helped there. We also didn't add the tomato paste but had a good can of crushed tomatoes - maybe too much too?
I loved this dish - the colour, the aroma, and most of all, i got to make seitan!


At January 26, 2007 5:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What brand of instant seitan did you use? It looks great!


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